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March 2014

One Year Ago Today: AFER brings marriage equality to the Supreme Court
One year ago today, AFER brought marriage equality to the United States Supreme Court. Take a look back:
Attorneys general stop defending marriage bans for gay and lesbian couples
Top law enforcement officials across the nation are refusing to defend in court marriage bans for gay and lesbian couples.
Federal Court rules Michigan marriage ban unconstitutional
This is the sixth time a federal court has ruled laws prohibiting gay and lesbian couples from marrying unconstitutional, and the fifth in three months.
New book documents marriage equality at the Supreme Court, draws praise
Forcing the Spring by New York Times Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Jo Becker is a behind-the-scenes account of AFER’s case against Prop. 8
Federal Court to Rule on Marriage Equality in Michigan Within 2 Weeks
On Friday, closing arguments in DeBoer v. Snyder ended nine days of trial. It was the second time a federal court heard expert testimony on the issue of marriage for gay and lesbian couples.
Appeals Court Hearing Date Set for AFER’s Marriage Case in Virginia
Less than one month after the District Court ruled the state’s ban on marriage for gay and lesbian couples unconstitutional, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals granted AFER’s motion for an expedited briefing schedule and date for oral argument.
Colorado Governor Shows Support for Marriage Equality
Gov. Hickenlooper’s support was echoed by both Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet and Congressmembers Jared Polis, Diana DeGette and Ed Perlmutter as part of the launch of “Why Marriage Matters Colorado."
Support for marriage equality hits all-time high
A poll released by The Washington Post and ABC News shows support for marriage equality has hit an all-time high as 59% of Americans support the freedom to marry.